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New Prayer Garden Dedicated in Irvine

New Prayer Garden Dedicated in Irvine

On the eve of the National Day of Prayer, Concordia University Irvine (CUI) dedicated a section of its Heritage Garden as the new Prayer Garden, a place that will serve for personal prayer and reflection for Concordia faculty, students and staff, and the community alike. The May 1, 2019 event included a dedication, prayer, and the unveiling of a decorative fountain, benches, and scripture stones, large stones inscribed with bible verses. The dedication ceremony also recognized donors and volunteers who made the plot of land possible. They include Boy Scout Troop #33 of Tustin, the University’s student ministry prayer team, and the Biology Department.

The Heritage Garden, made up of three acres, features native California landscapes with plants that contribute toward water conservation, fire resistance, erosion control & wildlife habitats. Harvested fruits and vegetables are donated to the University’s café. Along with an apiary, sustainably grown fruits and vegetables, and a Prayer Garden, the Heritage Garden is run by Concordia students. To learn about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, visit Heritage Garden website, or contact Heritage Garden Director Assistant Professor of Biology Tyler Zarubin


Concordia University Irvine (CUI) is a non-profit Lutheran Christian liberal arts four-year university that prepares students for their vocations—their calling in life. Concordia offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in education, nursing, theology, business, and athletics administration. CUI’s undergraduate program is distinctive because of its nationally recognized core curriculum, Enduring Questions & Ideas, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out the theology of "Grace Alone. Faith Alone." Concordia is a U.S. News Top Tier Regional University and has been named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the fastest growing private nonprofit master's institutions. The university is part of the Concordia University System, the second largest education ministry system in the United States just behind the Catholic Church. The NCAA DII private university enrolls over 4,000 students annually.

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